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    First Robotics Competition

    Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science & technology


    The Ultimate Sport for the MindTM

    Under strict rules and limited time and resources, teams of high school students are challenged to build industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game in alliance with other teams, while also fundraising to meet their goals, designing a team “brand,” and advancing respect and appreciation for STEM within the local community.


    Studica is a proud supporter of FIRST and manufacter of both the NavX MXP and the NAVx Micro 9-axis IMU's for FIRST Robotics




    We are also the Canadian Distributors for AndyMark and The Thrifty Bot.







    FRC and FTC Sponsorship Program


    Studica offers several First Robotics Team sponsorship opportunities per year:

    • 4 product sponsorship vouchers of $1000 CAD each.
    • 10 product sponsorship vouchers of $250 CAD each.
    • 25 product sponsorship vouchers of $50 CAD each



    There are eligibility requirements to qualify for approval to allow access to a broader community. To apply you must:

     Be a Mentor or Parent of a registered Canadian FRC or FTC team.

    Be engaged in STEM Learning and the facilitation of STEM concepts in a School or Community Group which allows unrestricted access to team and competition activities.

    Be willing to feature Studica as a sponsor on your robot and through online means.


    Application Process

    Please submit the following to apply for a Studica sponsorship:


    Complete this application form.


    • A cover letter outlining the following:
      • Examples of your team’s dedication to STEM Learning.
      • Ways that your team stands out in the STEM and Robotics Community in Canada.
      • What you plan to do with the sponsorship products.


    Submit your Cover Letter to Studica via and inform us that you have completed the online application form.

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    12V Lead Acid Battery Set of 2

    (0 In stock)

    The SLA1116 is a 12 Volt, 18 amp-hour sealed lead acid battery with nut and bolt connector. The batteries will be packed within a 7"x7"x7" box (aka: interior box). A layer packing material surrounds the interior box, within a 9"x9"x9" box. The entire weight of this double box packing assembly will be approximately 29 pounds. 


    These premium batteries are AGM (absorbent glass mat) type sealed lead-acid batteries. AGM batteries use thin glass fibers interwoven into a mat. This helps to make the battery spill-proof, as the fibers containing the glass mat gradually absorbs the acid composition. As a result, AGM batteries have fewer hazardous material limitations.


    AGM’s unique composition allows the batteries to produce high currents and longer life span. The technology also minimizes internal resistance and helps the battery to survive low temperatures. Specific models of AGM product will allow users to benefit from AGM’s deep-cycling capability. It also offers a charging speed that is 5x faster than conventional flooded deep-cycle batteries.

    • Less prone to sulfation - (Topping off charges typically only required every three months).
    • High on-demand power, Low internal resistance & responsive to demand load.
    • Longer/ better cycles & efficient usage life than conventional flooded systems.
    • Up To 5X Faster charging capacity (Compared to conventional flooded battery technology).
    • Stands up well to cold temperature.
    • Vibration resistance due to sandwich construction.
    • Spill proof through acid encapsulation in matting technology.
    • Eco-friendly, has less electrolyte and lead compared to conventional flooded type batteries.

    • Higher cost than conventional batteries.
    • Must be stored in charged condition (less critical than conventional flooded batteries).
    • AGM batteries are sensitive to overcharging

    Two (2) batteries are shipped within one box for this price.




    • AMP Hours: 18
    • Life Expectancy: 100% Depth of Discharge: 200 Cycles, 80% Depth of Discharge: 225 Cycles, 50% Depth of Discharge: 500 Cycles
    • Life Span: 3-5 years in float service application, 1-2 years in competition robotics at peak performance, but longer as a practice or demo battery
    • Manufacturer: Interstate Batteries
    • Manufacturer Part #: SLA1116
    • Size: 7.1 in. long x 3.0 in. wide x 6.58 in. tall
    • Style: Sealed Lead Acid
    • Voltage: 12V DC
    • Weight: 12.5 lbs each battery



    Interstate Batteries SLA1116 User Guide.pdf

    AM14U5 - 6 Wheel Drop Center Robot Drive Base - 2023 FIRST Kit of Parts Chassis

    (1 In stock)

    Want to learn what you can change and accomplish with the AM14U5? Start here for a look at all the things this frame can do for you.

    A large format, infinitely configurable drive platform is designed and built with performance in mind. You are getting a drive chassis that has three main configurations (Long, Square & Wide) as starting options. The drop center wheel allows for smoother turning ability, while maintaining stability.


    Perfect for prototyping robotic applications as well as being part of the final design!


    The 5th major upgrade to this chassis with many more minor revisions. Our AM14U family of products have built upon the lessons learned since the first AM14U was designed in 2013.  And it was a major upgrade to the C-base chassis that was part of the FIRST Kit of Parts since 2009.


    This is the "AM" - "ONE" - "FOR" - "YOU"!


    This product ships as an un-assembled kit. It features HiGrip Wheels, Toughbox Mini Gearboxes, and Gates HTD Belts.


    Shipping Box Size: 34 in. x 7 in. x 7 in.


    Assembly and cutting of aluminum is required. See the Assembly Videos below.


    If this chassis is being used for the FIRST Robotics Competition, please consider the robot perimeter rules and size this chassis accordingly. The manual helps clearly show where to make cuts for different sizes, you can adapt your cuts to fit as needed.


    NOTE: This chassis DOES NOT include the following as there are many options for each case:


    • CIM motors (am-0255)
    • Bumper Hardware Mount Kit (am-3966)
      • Recommended method to mount bumpers to this chassis.
    • Vertical Battery Mount Kit (am-3964a)
      • Recommended method for Battery mounting to this chassis.


    Various Frame Size Configurations:


    Built on the same great features of previous AM14U family chassis, this can be configured into many different perimeter, wheel, and gearbox configurations. There are literally thousands of possible playing configurations.


    • Smallest Frame size: 24.3 in. x 27 in.
    • Largest Frame size: 32.3 in. x 31 in.


    It is shipped as a Kit with plates that can build in a large square configuration. This makes it the largest possible size and allows for the user to trim the length and width of the chassis to become a long, wide, or a smaller square to fit different the size constraints of each specific year. The assembly instructions show how it can be changed, be sure to check out the assembly videos as well.


    Multiple Wheel And Build Configuration Options:


    For even more wheel and build configurations, check out our AM14U4 & AM14U5 Wheel Upgrades!

    Encoder Options:


    The AM14U5 does not include encoders. The Toughbox Mini gearboxes included in the AM14U5 ship with an output shaft (am-2566b) that has two holes in the end for optional included 1/4" diameter steel dowels (am-1323) that are compatible with the US Digital E4T Encoder (am-3132) and the REV Through Bore Encoder (am-4650). Teams also have the option of purchasing a magnetic dowel (am-3505) to replace the steel dowel allowing the use of the SRX Magnetic Encoder (am-3445). In order to use this encoder on the Toughbox Mini, our SRX Magnetic Encoder Mounting Hardware Kit (am-3565) must also be used to mount each encoder.


    Assembly Video Guides


    Components in this Bundle:

    • 2 - AM14U5 Inside Plate (am-3922a)
    • 2 - AM14U Family End Plate (am-3920)
    • 2 - AM14U5 Outside Plate (am-3921a)
    • 6 - HiGrip Wheels (am-0940b)
    • 2 - Toughbox Mini (am-14U5_T22)
    • 2 - 1/2 in. Churro (am-2974)
    • 4 -15 mm Wide 5 mm Pitch HTD 160 Tooth (am-2266)
    • 4 -15 mm Wide 5 mm Pitch HTD 120 Tooth (am-2704)
    • 4 -15 mm Wide 5 mm Pitch HTD 131 Tooth (am-2571)
    • 20 - 1/4-20 x 0.75 in. Slotted Indented Hex Thread Cutting Screw (am-1591)
    • 4 - 3/8-16 x 4.25 in. Hex Head Bolt (am-1297)
    • 4 - 3/8-16 Nylock Nut (am-1054)
    • 2 - 0.57 in. ID 0.505 in. OD 1.125 in. Hex Spacer Plastic (am-1305)
    • 4 - 0.28 in. ID 0.382 in. OD 0.518 in. Spacer (am-1306)
    • 4 - 0.380 in. ID 0.750 in. OD 0.850 in. Long Spacer (am-1307)
    • 24 - 10-32 x 0.5 in. Socket Head Cap Screw (am-1002)
    • 24 - 10-32 Nylock Nut (am-1042)
    • 8 - 1/2 in. Churro (am-2569)
    • 8 - 42 Tooth 5 mm HTD 15 mm Wide Bearing Bore Plastic Pulley (am-2234a)
    • 2 - AndyMark Hub (am-4124)
    • 50 - 10-12 x 1.25 in. Self Piercing Hex Head Cap Screw (am-1592)
    • 8 - 3/8 in. Round ID Shielded Bearing (1614ZZ) (am-0209)
    • 2 - 1/2 in. Round ID Flanged Shielded Bearing (FR8ZZ) (am-0030)

    Control Options:

    To control this drive, you will need a power and control system like the Electronic Bundles kit, robo-RIO, Spark Max, 4 CIM motors, and PDP (BCRX4CP). Many options are available!

    The chassis requires a minimum of two CIM style motors (am-0255), but we recommend four CIMs to be competitive in situations like heavy robots, high traction, and pushing match situations that put a lot of load on the motors. You will also need at least one battery. We recommend the 2 Pack of Interstate Batteries (am-3062), and the 3 Bank 6 Amp Dual Pro RS3 Charger (am-2026). There are many options available here as well, take your pick!



    • Center Drop Distance: 0.140 in. for Long Configuration, 0.07 in. for Wide Configuration
    • Ratio: 10.75:1
    • Weight: 31 lbs


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    AndyMark Hex Hub (am-4124) - Quality Issue Resolution.pdf

    CAD File(s)

    am-14U5 Long Chassis.STEP

    am-14U5 Wide Chassis.STEP

    am-14U5 Square Chassis.STEP

    AM14U5 Frame Only


    This chassis is the FRAME ONLY portion of the 2022 FRC Kit of Parts chassis, the AM14U5. This product ships as an un-assembled kit and does not include the gearboxes, belts, wheels or motors.

    Various Configurations:

    Built on the same great features of previous AM14U family chassis, this can be configured into many different perimeter, wheel, and gearbox configurations. There are literally thousands of possible playing configurations. 

    It is shipped as a Kit with plates that can build its large square configuration, without any components reduced in length. This makes it the largest possible size and allows for the user to trim the length and width of the chassis to become a long or wide version that fits into different size constraints of each specific year. The assembly instructions show how it can be changed, be sure to check out the assembly videos as well.

    Box Size: 7 in. x 7 in. x 34 in. 

    Included Hardware:





    CAD File(s)

    AM14U5 Frame Only.STEP

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    Climber in a Box - 2 Stage

    (1 In stock)

    The AndyMark Climber in a Box is a robust, lightweight, configurable and affordable solution for climbing challenges historically present in FRC end game periods. The design of Climber in a Box has been inspired by many team designs along the way including 254 and 2056. The final prototype for this climber was developed in partnership with FRC Team 3940 CyberTooth for the 2020/2021 Infinite Recharge season. This mechanism has been battle tested with hundreds of climbs on a full weight FRC Robot without failures, both in development and real match play. Available in single and two stage configurations, this product should help teams of all levels elevate their team's performance at competitions.


    This product uses a "spring out, winch back" powertrain strategy, using off-the-shelf 3.5lb constant force springs to raise the included Hook Kit, and 3mm Dyneema Rope to retract it with the included Winch Kit. Simply unspool the included rope using a planetary gearbox to raise the hook(s), drive the robot up to the bar, and winch it back to elevate your robot. The AndyMark Climber in a Box does not include a motor or gearbox, but is compatible with many off-the-shelf planetary gearboxes on the market that have a 2" bolt circle mounting pattern and support a 2" long 1/2" hex output shaft, including the highly durable blue Sport Gearboxes.


    The bearing kits within this product are designed to go from 2" square 1/16" wall aluminum tubing, down to a 1" square 1/16" wall tube, with a 1.5" square 1/16" wall tube in between for the 2 stage flavor of this product. A combination of durable 608 bearings and custom molded plastic components provide the bearing surfaces for a free-flowing telescoping tube mechanism with no 3D printed parts. Each stage has a maximum travel of 24.5."


    The AndyMark Climber in a Box is an unassembled kit of everything you need (besides a gearmotor) that is designed to not require any precision machining in order to make your FRC robot climb. The plates included within the Hook Kit, Bearing Kits and Winch Kit are all designed to be assembled and used as drill guides for match drilling their mounting locations onto the aluminum tubes. Each tube is pre-cut to a 30" length so no cutting of the tubes is required to achieve maximum travel.


    Watch the teaser video here

    navX2-MXP Robotics Navigation Sensor

    (144 In stock)

    BRAND NEW NEXT-GENERATION SENSOR NOW AVAILABLE - leveraging new sensors and state-of-the-art algorithms to deliver a leap forward in accuracy and performance.


    “Generation 2” navX2-MXP is a drop-in replacement for “Classic” navX-MXP, adding significant performance enhancements. See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information about navX2-MXP's new and enhanced capabilities.

    navX2 MXP 4.1


    Key specifications include:

    • 9-Axis Inertial/Magnetic Sensor (Gyro / Accelerometer / Magnetometer)
    • Intelligent Motion Processor
    • RoboRIO Expansion I/O
    • Check out all the features

    Many capabilities:

    • Field-oriented drive, auto-balancing, collision detection, motion detection, auto-rotate-to-angle, linear velocity vectors and more…
    • 10 Digital I/Os, 4 Analog Inputs, 2 Analog Outputs, and TTL UART / I2C / SPI ports.
    • Easily installed via RoboRIO’s MXP Expansion connector or USB port.
    • C++, Java and LabView libraries and sample application code simplify integration.
    • Existing navX-MXP users can upgrade easily.
    • Free software libraries & example code are available for easy integration and use.

    What's New and Improved in navX2-MXP

    • Significantly improved yaw accuracy and stability, even during Extreme inertial events. navX2-MXP features very high-accuracy orientation (yaw/pitch/roll), with minimal yaw drift of ~0.5 degree per minute when moving, and < 0.2 degrees/hour when still. navX2-MXP is incredibly stable, and averages a yaw drift of only 2 degrees per DAY when still. navX2-MXP's new Industrial-class ISM330DHCX IMU sensor handles high rotation (4000 degree/second) and impact (16G, operates in higher temperature environments and can survive extreme shock events (20,000G).
    • Rapid (5-second) auto-calibrating startup.
    • navX2-MXP features an upgraded 180Mhz 32-bit floating-point ARM processor, the new sensors, and new state-of-the-art software algorithms which take navX technology to the next level, including a blazing-fast 416-Khz Kalman Filter, enhanced sensor calibration and algorithms which fuse gyro, accelerometer and magnetometer data into a “9-axis heading”.
    • As a result of these upgrades, the accuracy of Velocity Vector Measurements and Displacement Estimates is also improved.

    More technical details are available in the navX2 MXP technical specifications and there's even more information at navX2-MXP Online.


    Software Install:


    WPILib Online Install Link: 


    WPILib Offline Install, once downloaded, extract the contents into C:\Users\Public\wpilib\2023\ on windows or ~/wpilib/2023/ on Linux and macOS. 


    Performance Pneumatics Kit

    (1 In stock)

    This is the next step in a pneumatics package, which gives you all the parts you need for an entire system to push 7" stroke cylinders (included). And creates pressurized air in a safe, manageable manner for mobile robots.

    Entire list of Hardware:

    • One - Viair air compressor pump
    • Two - 20 meters of Pneumatic tubing, 1/4" od, polyurethane, black
    • Two - 574ml Plastic Air Tank
    • Four - Bracket for mounting Air Tank
    • Two - Valve, pneumatic, single solenoid, CKD 4GA110-M5-E01-4
    • Two - Valve, pneumatic, double solenoid, CKD 4GA120-M5-E01-4
    • Twelve - M5 Pisco Fitting for 1/4" press-in tube, POC1/4-M5
    • Two - NCME075-0700 SMC Air Cylinder, 3/4" bore, 7" stroke
    • One - Ball Valve, 1/4" NPT Male x Female, Lever Handle, Chrome Plated
    • One - Norgren pressure regulator and bracket
    • Two - Norgren pressure gauge
    • One - Norgren pressure relief valve
    • One - Nason pressure switch
    • Seven - 1/4" NPT straight press-in fitting
    • Thirteen - 1/8" NPT straight press-in fitting
    • Five - Union Tee, 1/4" tube
    • Two - 1/8 NPT Plug
    • Four - 1/8 to 1/4 NPT Nipple
    • Ten - 1/8" NPT flow control
    • Three - Bulkhead fitting
    • Thirteen - 1/8" NPT elbow press-in fitting
    • Three - PTFE Tape Roll
    • Five - 1/8" NPT Y fitting with 2 tubing ports
    • Four - Stright Y, 1/4" Tube Press-In
    • Two - 1/4 NPT Plug
    • Two - Brass Y, 1/8" NPT, 2 Female, 1 Male
    • Four - Brass Hex Nipple, 1/8" NPT
    • Two - Brass Hex Nipple, 1/4" NPT
    • Eight - Elbow, 1/4" Tube press-in, 1/4" NPT male
    • Five - Valve, 1/8 NPT, 1/4 push-in fitting
    • Three - 1/8" NPT cross fitting with 4 ports: 3 female and 1 male
    • Three - 1/4" - 1/8" NPT adapter fitting
    • Two - In-Line Flow Control, 1/4" Tube press-in

    roboRIO 2.0

    (1 In stock)

    NOTE: This product is not included in any Sales or Discounts.


    The NI roboRIO 2.0 is new for the 2022 FIRST Robotics Competition. The most up to date information, and technical specifics, will be published by NI when they become available. For more roboRIO support for FIRST Robotics Competition teams, visit

    This device is designed specifically with FIRST in mind. The announcement of the roboRIO 2.0 on the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog, discusses all the new features to expect.

    VMX FRC Training Bot

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    The Studica VMX FRC-compatible Training Bot (FRC Trainer) is a smaller, sturdy, lightweight, and less expensive robot than your typical FRC robot. If you have a large FRC team, often only a handful of students get to learn how to create and program your team’s costly competition robot.  The FRC Trainer solves this problem and is ideal for groups of two to three to participate in hands-on learning in a classroom environment.  Schools can equip their labs with multiple FRC Trainers, benefiting from the great value and compact size. Students can even take it home with them! 

    This affordable solution is intended for:

    • FRC teams that want to learn and train on a smaller and more affordable robot,
    • Schools looking for a way to teach FRC robotics in the classroom.
    • Schools that want to teach coding in the classroom through robotics.

    The FRC-compatible Trainer is an intelligent and autonomous robot that uses the VMX Advanced Robotics Controller which can be programmed in C++ and Java.  VMX’s multitude of modern digital communications interfaces and Linux-based operating system allow users to directly access most modern devices (e.g., Intel RealSense tracking and depth cameras and LIDAR).


    Cube Measuring Jig - 1/2 in. White HDPE

    (0 In stock)

    Each CONE (am-4700_syc) is a yellow 1 ft. ¹³⁄₁₆ in. (~33 cm) tall rubber marker cone and weighs 1lb 7oz (~653 g). Each CONE has an 8β…œ in. (~21 cm) +/- β…›in. (~3 mm) square base with ¼ in. (~7 mm) tall feet.

    Each CUBE (am-4700_bpc) is made of purple PVC fabric and is marked with a FIRST logo. The CUBE is a cube-like shape, inflated to 9 ½ in. (~24 cm) +/- ¼ in. (~6 mm) as measured from face to face, but these ship deflated. A CUBE has rounded corners, may not have flat surfaces, and the length, width, and height of the sides may not be equal dimensions. A CUBE weighs 2.5 oz (~71 g). 

    The Cube Measurement Jig (am-4700_cmj) is a tool developed by FIRST to calibrate CUBE inflation at events. The appropriate range for CUBE inflation is between when the cube can lift the jig off the ground due to it's inflation, and when the cube touches both sides of the jig at the same time. The total weight of the jig is important in determining the minimum bound. 

    16 Tooth 0.7 Module 0.125 in. Round Bore Steel Pinion Gear for 57 Sport RS-500


    This pinion gear attaches to an RS-500 series motor such as the Banebots 550 Motor so it can be used with a 57 Sport Gearbox.

    Constant Force Spring Kit

    (2 In stock)

    This kit provides enough hardware to mount your constant force spring to your elevator structure. Includes a 16.5 pound 48" inch travel constant force spring, 2 solid aluminum brackets and assorted hardware.

    Half Inch Hex Coupler- QTY 2

    (0 In stock)

    This product includes two 1.25 inch long half inch hex couplers. This product has been verified to clamp all the various standards of 1/2" hex, rounded hex and AM churro with significant clamping force.


    • 1.25" long overall - shortest hex coupler on the market.
    • Split half design allows you to easily remove or add the coupler back on - great for mechanisms that might require maintenance or replacement.
    • Each coupler includes four 3/8" long 6-32 threaded black oxide steel bolts. These bolts use a 7/64" driver to prevent easily stripping the bolt heads out.
    • .1 ounces or .0625 pounds, black anodized 6061 aluminum.

    Thrifty Elevator 2 Stage Kit


    Thrifty Elevator is designed to work with the various brands of 2 in. x 1 in. aluminum box extrusion of any wall thickness on the market. Your team can work with what they like – REV MAXTube, VEX VersaFrame, or simply plain 2" x 1" from your aluminum metal supplier of choice. You bring the 2" x 1" tubing, hex shaft, structural fasteners and gearboxes and we’ll provide the rest.

    The Thrifty Bushing - QTY 10

    (3 In stock)

    The Thrifty Bushing is a nylon bushing that works with 13.75 mm diameter style hex shaft. This bushing is recommended for low-load applications and will allow you to package mechanisms into even smaller form factors. Thriftybot recommends greasing bushings prior to use.

    Thrifty Everybot Climb Hook - QTY 2

    (0 In stock)

    Need to help teams at your event get on the low rung bar? Only have a few hours to help them accomplish this task? No problem with the Thrifty Every Climb Hooks!

    Aluminum 15 Tooth HTD Pulley - QTY 2

    (0 In stock)

    This 5M HTD aluminum pulley 2 pack will allow teams to create larger single belt reductions with a common 1/2" hex interface.